Travel to Maldives

Maldives Destination

Halfway between Africa and Indonesia, the Maldives are made up of 26 different atolls. Best known for luxury overwater bungalows, the Maldives are one of the best places for romantic honeymoons and luxury beach vacations.

Underwater sea life is phenomenal here, so snorkeling and scuba diving are quite popular, as are island-hopping excursions from your resort. 


Currency: Maldivian Rufiyaa can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout Maldives, however keep in mind that smaller islands or towns may not have access to ATMs and its recommended to withdraw cash and take it with you.

Power Points: The Maldives generally uses a standard three pronged UK plug. I would recommend you take a Travel Adapter.

Official Language: The official language of Maldives is Dhivehi.

Health: There are no major health concerns in Maldives for travellers, however, There is a risk of insect-borne diseases in the Maldives, including : dengue, Zika virus and chikungunya. I would recommend that you contact your doctor a few weeks before you travel as in some cases you need to start any medication a few days before your trip or you may need to get a vaccination.

Drinking Tap Water: The tap water is generally not safe to drink, its recommended to only drink bottled water.

Visa: Tourist visa is granted for all nationalities on arrival to the Maldives. As such, a foreigner travelling to Maldives as a tourist does not require pre-approval for the visa.

Popular foods:
Garudhiya (fragrant fish soup).
Masroshi (chapati, stuffed with smoked tuna and coconut).
Bis Keemiya (like a samosa and spring roll; pastry filled with tuna or egg, onions and cabbage).
Maldivian Lobster (perfectly cooked Maldivian lobster served right at your table).
Saagu Bondibai (Sago Pudding; pudding made of sago, warmed with coconut milk).

When to go: Outside of the rainy season, November through April is the ideal time to visit the Maldives. In order to enjoy hot, dry weather and quieter places to visit, I’d suggestion travelling in March and April (aside from the Easter holidays, when rates are higher).

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